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Lafourche Parish Correctional Complex Receives Innovation Award
Sheriff Craig Webre announced the National Institute for Jail Operations has recognized the Lafourche Parish Correctional Complex with the Detention Facility Innovation Award for programming and reentry services. Major Cortrell Davis, warden, and Captain Karla Beck, assistant warden, accepted the award at JailCon23 in Gulf Shores, Alabama, on August 30, 2023. Read More
County Approves Resolution to Adopt Step-Up Initiative
The Crawford County Commission on Tuesday approved a resolution to adopt the Step-Up Initiative throughout the county to reduce the number of people suffering from mental illness … Read More
Medina County commissioners pass resolution regarding ‘Stepping Up’ initiative
Discover how Medina County commissioners are taking action on the Stepping Up Initiative with a new resolution. The impactful resolution aims to enhance mental health services for individuals in the criminal justice system. Read More
Henry County, Georgia Passes Stepping Up Resolution
At its regular meeting on June 6, a resolution was brought before the Henry County Board of Commissioners in support of the national “Stepping Up Initiative” which will work to decriminalize and bring attention to mental illness in the Henry County Jail. Read the full article… Read More
Opioid settlement money, effort to reduce mental illness in jail approved by La Crosse County Board
La Crosse County will enter a settlement agreement with the distributors and manufacturer of opioids. The count also is joining a nationwide initiative to reduce the number of people with mental illnesses in county jail.  Read the full article. Read More
Lenawee County starting program aimed at reducing mentally ill people in justice system 
Lenawee County is implementing a new program called Stepping Up, which applies a systems-based approach with the goal of reducing the number of individuals with mental illness and related disorders in the criminal legal system.    Approximately 2 million times each year, people who have serious mental illnesses are admitted to jails across… Read More
Marion ‘Stepping Up’ to reduce number of people with mental illness in jail
According to the Bureau of Justice Statistics, annually, an estimated 2 million people suffering from serious mental illnesses are booked into local jails across the United States. It’s a growing issue that, according to the Ohio Mental Health and Addiction Services (OhioMHAS), results in “missed opportunities to link them to treatment, tragic outcomes,… Read More
Michigan’s community mental health and law enforcement agencies team up to keep people out of jail 
As awareness about how policing and mental health intersect grows across the state, more Michigan counties are involving community mental health agencies in law enforcement response and helping people with mental illness receive treatment rather than incarceration. This article is part of MI Mental Health, a new series highlighting the… Read More
The Center starts new Jail Program with help of state grant
The gap that has existed between people who are incarcerated and mental-health services is starting to close in central Kansas. The Center for Counseling & Consultation, 5815 Broadway, applied for and received a state grant that is funding the new Jail Program in the non-profit agency’s four-county service area –… Read More